RED SPRINGS — A 14-year-old is among two teenagers charged with setting fire to a mobile home in Red Springs that was occupied by four people.
Sheriff’s Lt. Brian Duckworth said no one was injured in the fire that was set by Clayton Elijah Cummings, 17, of Lovette Road, and the juvenile, who are each charged with first-degree arson and conspiracy to commit arson. The 14-year-old’s name was not released because of his age, but Duckworth said he and Cummings are related.
The fire happened at about 1:30 a.m. on Dec. 4 at a mobile home on the 200 block Childrens Road in Red Springs after the 14-year-old and a 15-year-old who lived at the home argued, Duckworth said. The two families had an ongoing dispute, according to Duckworth.
Duckworth said the 14-year-old and Cummings went to a local store and bought some gasoline and then set the home on fire. Melissa Manor, Ollyn Sanderson Jones, Tyson Maynor and the 15-year-old escaped the home without injury, according to Duckworth.
Damage to the mobile home was estimated at $4,000.
Cummings, who was also charged with first-degree trespassing, is being held at the Robeson County jail on $16,000 bond.
The 14-year-old was released to a family member.